England announce squad for Pakistan T20I series

MANCHESTER: England has announced a 14-men squad for three T20Is against Pakistan, starting from Friday 28th August at Old Trafford.

The Eoin Morgan-led squad features a fresh look as the selectors have opted against picking those who are currently engaged in the Test series.

Tom Banton, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory, who have played only a handful of T20I matches, will get an opportunity to make a mark.

In addition to Morgan, the other experienced members include Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey and Chris Jordan among others.

All three T20Is will be played at Old Trafford between 28 August and 1 September. England have also named Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone and Reece Topley as reserves.

Eoin Morgan will lead English men which include Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey.

Meanwhile, former Pakistani cricketer and coach Azhar Mahmood has joined England’s coaching staff as bowling consultant. He will support the team’s bowling coach Jon Lewis during the series.

England assistant coach Graham Thorpe will assume the head coach role for the three-match series and will be supported by assistant coach Paul Collingwood. Marcus Trescothick has been appointed batting coach, while James Foster will take responsibility for the wicketkeepers.

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